Tottenham Hotspur: Journalist believes Antonio Conte is holding back on signing new deal

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is expected to wait until after the January transfer window before potentially putting pen to paper on a new deal at Spurs. 

This has been suggested by the journalist Ben Jacobs, who has been speaking about all things Spurs on Chris Cowlin’s latest YouTube video.

Conte’s future in north London is currently up in the air in N17 with just a matter of months remaining on his current deal which is set to expire at the end of the current campaign.

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There had been a reported confidence within Spurs that they were expecting Conte to sign a new deal but it is now believed there has been a slight change of tone in recent days.

And Jacobs has claimed this may be down to the Italian wanting to evaluate how he is backed across the January transfer window before solidifying his future:

“My understanding is that Antonio Conte is in no rush. And no rush is always code for coy, keeping Spurs waiting. And he’s keeping Spurs waiting, not out of necessarily any gamesmanship, but because he wants to see what happens. He wants to see what they win. He wants to see how they progress. He wants to see how things are funded.”

TIF Thoughts on Jacobs’ comments…

We can understand where Conte is coming from if this is the case as there have been signings like Djed Spence which have clearly come in against his wish given the player has been outcasted.

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However, the previous January window was a highly successful one for Conte with the double-signing of Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur dramatically improving the squad.

If Daniel Levy is intent on keeping Conte at Spurs, then it seems as if he will have to find some money in the upcoming window to back his manager.

It has been a good start to the 2022/23 campaign for Spurs, but it is clear there is still some room for improvement with some poor results mixed in their opening 15 games.

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